This summer I was in one of those wonderful stores, you know the ones, filled with housewares, giftware, random/awesome things that you just happen to stumble upon and never find anywhere else again. I wandered around wanting to buy a lot of things that I didn’t need (obviously), when I came across a rack of wrapping paper. But it wasn’t your ordinary, boring, wrapper paper, but instead there was maps, prints, and patterns that looked more like art to me then something I would want to cut up and tape around a box. And the best part.. it was only $4 a sheet! So after looking through them all and debating how many I actually needed (yes, needed), I settled on four. Three of them looked like hand sketched maps of New York City, London, and the world, and the last sheet was a red and black pattern of british things.
If you can’t find any paper you like in stores, here are a few places online that should make you more then happy. I want to order a bunch more now that I’ve browsed these websites! But I’m quickly running out of wall space in my apartment…. oops.
Lagom Design (this is the brand of the paper I got)
Paper Source (these guys have beautiful vintage looking paper. Love it!)
Papyrus (I used to see this store in malls all the time, and they always had beautiful sheets of wrapping paper behind the counter. Online there doesn’t seem to be as many options, but maybe there’s a store near you!)